Bourdon gauge


noun

a type of aneroid pressure gauge consisting of a flattened curved tube attached to a pointer that moves around a dial. As the pressure in the tube increases the tube tends to straighten and the pointer indicates the applied pressure

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Word Origin for Bourdon gauge

C19: named after Eugène Bourdon (1808–84), French hydraulic engineer, who invented it
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